L&E Reaches $950K Settlement in Warren County (Mo.) Trucking Case

Langdon & Emison has reached a $950,000 settlement in a case involving a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 70 in Warren County, Mo. Langdon & Emison represented the plaintiff Tiffany France, who sustained serious injuries when her vehicle was struck by the tractor-trailer.

L&E partner David Brose

L&E partner David Brose

On June 16, 2015, Kevin Davis was driving a tractor-trailer for Sievers Truck, headed westbound. Mrs. France was headed eastbound on the interstate, with her husband driving ahead of her in a separate vehicle.

The tractor-trailer suddenly veered to the left lane, continued through the grass median, broke through a cable median barrier and barreled the wrong way through the eastbound travel lanes. Despite Mrs. France's attempt to veer to the right to avoid a collision, the tractor-trailer violently collided with the driver’s side of her vehicle, pushing it partially off the highway.

As a result of the crash, Mrs. France sustained a traumatic brain injury as well as fractures to her left clavicle, left ulna and right knee. She was hospitalized for two days after the collision and required subsequent surgery.

“This horrific crash caused serious injuries that continue to impact the daily lives of Mrs. France and her husband,” said David Brose, lead attorney for Langdon & Emison. “We are pleased to reach a settlement that will help our clients adapt to a life substantially different than they had before this tragic accident.”